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    September 12, 2012
    4:00 - 4:30am PDT  

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this morning, we begin with breaking news. >> anti-u.s. violence in two cities. at least two americans killed. protesters enraged by an american-made film. their anger threatening to spread across the arab world. extreme flooding. powerful monsoons deluge las vegas, trapping people in their cars. leaving some clinging to trees. heart health. before you take those morning vitamins, listen to the new study about wildly popular fish oils. not the lifesaver they claim to be. and the dog with his own guide dog. they charmed the world months ago. and now, some good news about this very special pair. good morning. we have breaking news into the
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abc news room. here is the latest. the u.s. ambassador to like ya was killed in benghazi. chris stevens is one of four americans killed last night, protesters angry with the release of an american-made film. tahman bradley has more. >> reporter: a controversial film is igniting tempers. a large mob attacked and set fire to the u.s. consulate. in cairo egypt, anti-american demonstrators zald walls of the u.s. embassy, pulled down an american flag, and replaced it with a black flag. >> we're working with egyptians security to try to get the situation under control. >> reporter: the protesters in
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boa both countries appear to be angered by a movie made in america. hillary clinton strongly condemned the attack in benghazi. secretary clinton said the u.s. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religs use beliefs of others. the new movie is being supported by terry jones. he said the movie is not designed to attack muslims. this morning, u.s. embassies throughout arab world are on high alert. an islamic extremist group is claiming responsibility. >> two state department officials have been killed in libya. we have a team of reporters in the region. for the latest updates coming up on "good morning america." that violence is condemned by both presidential campaigns.
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with 55 days to go, mitt romney is under criticism from members of his own party. the latest poll shows president obama opening up a slight lead. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: mitt romney in nevada on the anniversary of 9/11, in front of the national guard. >> we must keep our promises and regain the trust of all those who have worn the uniform and served our country. >> reporter: his speech comes after criticism romney left afghanistan out of his convention speech. his loudest critics might be within his own party, after those poll numbers showing the president now leading the race. more americans now trust the president on the economy than romney. and on that point, conservative dmen tater laura ingraham jumping in. tweeting first to team romney. time to apply turnaround skills to romney's campaign. and on her radio show -- >> if you can't beat barack obama with this record, then shut down the party. shut it down. start new, with new people. >> reporter: and there's conservative george will, arguing unemployment above 8%,
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worse if you count those who have given up. >> if the republican party cannot win in this environment, it has to get out of politics and find another move. >> reporter: even romney surrogate donald trump, tweeting what he heard from rush limbaugh. if obama wins, it is the end of the republican party. many conservative critics now argue romney must start delivering details. for example, on romney's promise of tax cuts for all without raising the deficit, many economists asking, when will romney list which tax deductions he'll get rid of to make up the difference? so many, like the mortgage interest deduction. and as one conservative writer put it today, romney can no longer tell the voters he can handle the economy better. that writer saying, romney has to show it, not tell it. >> our thanks to david muir for that report. and the candidates did take something of a political pause, pulling all their attack ads off the air in recognition of the 9/11 anniversary. at the pentagon yesterday, a massive american flag was unfurled over the side of the building. president obama and the first lady attended the ceremony there.
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laying a wreath to honor the victims. and here in new york, those two towers of light. you can see them reaching into the sky from the original footprint of the world trade center. survivors and victims' family members gathered yesterday. chicago's striking teachers head back to the picket lines for a third day with no agreement in sight. the head of their union says both sides are still miles apart. after spending much of the day discussing teacher evaluations, the unions signed off on just 6 of the nearly 50 articles in the contract. some parents are showing support for the teachers by rallying alongside them. a convicted tax cheat is getting $104 million from the irs. bradley birkenfeld told prosecutors how his employer, the swiss bank, ubs, was helping its clients evade u.s. taxes. and his whistle-blower reward is a percentage of the money the irs recovered.
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he spent time in a federal prison and is now finishing his sentence with home confinement. las vegas will get a chance to dry out today after getting hammered by a powerful line of thunderstorms and downpours. it swamped entire neighborhoods. left cars stalled in waist-high water. drivers had to be plucked to safety as the rain came down at the rate of two inches per hour. the storm also triggered delays at the airport. and those southwest storms shift a little to the east today, with the heaviest rain and flooding from phoenix to albuquerque. showers and thunderstorms from denver to green bay. scattered storms along the gulf coast, as well as much of florida. >> mostly 80s along the east coast. 90s from chicago to dallas. 70s from minneapolis to seattle. chilly in the mid-50s in denver. and still ahead on "america this morning," it's debut day for apple, with millions of iphone fans waiting in anticipation. then, buyer beware. maybe you've noticed the smaller packages but the same prices for the products you buy. we're going to talk about that. and later in "the pulse,"
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new speculation swirling around the young royals on their overseas tour.
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welcome back, everyone. today, all signs pointing to apple unveiling the iphone 5. it is expected to be thinner, have a bigger screen and work with faster data networks. the iphone accounts for about 70% of apple's profits. and analysts say apple may sell 10 million iphone 5s by the end of the month. 45 million by the end of the year. anticipation's been so high that
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sales of older iphones were down significantly over the summer. >> amazing. the world is hearing from mark zuckerberg for the first time since he took facebook public and watched it quickly plummet. the falling stocks personally cost zuckerberg billions of dollars. but he seemed confident that he could turn things around. >> the performance of the stock has obviously been disappointing. right? and we care about our shareholders. and the commitment that we made is that we're going to execute this mission of making the world more open and connected. and we're going to do the things that we think are going to build value over the long term. >> investors apparently liked what they heard. facebook stock shot up about 3% yesterday, closing above $19. >> key word, long term. wall street is keeping an eye on the federal reserve. fed officials are meeting today and tomorrow. and afterwards, they are likely to announce new efforts to boost the economy. now, just the expectation alone was enough for the dow to gain 69 points yesterday and close at
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its highest level in almost five years. the nasdaq was up half a point with facebook stock higher after zuckerberg spoke. many companies are holding the line of prices by giving you less for your money. the amount inside the package is shrinking while the price remains the same. one giveaway is when the package says something like new and improved. that sometimes really means same price, less product. manufacturers say customers would rather have smaller packages than higher prices. i don't agree with that. how about give me all of it and keep the price low? >> new and improved means not so much. >> not so much. >> interesting. i'll keep my eye out next time i go to the supermarket. and next on this wednesday morning, new doubts about popular fish oil pills. a new study compares those with eating the real thing. and the scandal rocking harvard's hallowed halls. the students facing expulsion due to cheating allegations.
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welcome back, everybody. this is what's left of an embankment in southern utah. after a day of heavy rain, rushing water completely washed away the middle of that embankment, sending a deluge into the town of santa clara. the floodwaters covered four-square blocks, forcing people to evacuate more than 30 homes and businesses. >> that is some crazy stuff. let's take a look at the morning road conditions. monsoon storms drenching highways in the southwest, from phoenix to albuquerque. a slick commute from denver to the upper midwest. wet roads along the gulf coast. >> if you're flying, it should be smooth sailing. you don't hear that very often, do you? but there may be weather-related airport delays in denver and minneapolis. all right, health news. stunning new findings about one of the most popular dietary pills on the market. >> a new study finds that fish oil supplements taken by millions of americans may be virtually useless when it comes to fighting heart disease. abc's dr. richard besser explains. >> fish oil may support heart
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health. >> promotes a healthy heart. >> omega 3 spofrts a healthy heart. >> reporter: $740 million. that's how much we spend on them a year. fish oil capsules. containing the substance heart doctors swear by, omega 3 fatty acids. look at the bottle. the packaging says the capsules support a healthy heart. may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. but the groundbreaking new study says the proof is in. and fish oil capsules don't deliver on their promise. researchers looked at 20 studies on heart health, almost 70,000 patients altogether. and say that overall, people who took fish oil supplements are no less likely to die from heart disease or stroke, than anybody else. in short, no proven benefits. >> there's a lot of claims made about a lot of diets and supplements that just don't have the evidence behind them. >> reporter: but eating fish itself, that seems to help. people who eat fish twice a week are less likely to have heart disease and less likely to die from it. it's not clear why getting omega 3s in food, not pills, makes a difference. but it looks like it does.
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one theory? the body absorbs the omega 3s from eating fish in a different way. if you're spending money on fish oil capsules to protect your heart, it may be better to spend that money towards a nice piece of salmon. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and dr. besser will have much more later on "gma." and more medical news, now. a new study suggesting pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer killer where the incidence and death rates are expected to rise over the next 20 years. pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease, with the survival rate at about 5%. the cheating scandal at harvard university is reportedly impacting some of the school's sports teams. "sports illustrated" and the school's own newspaper says the co-captains of harvard's basketball team are being implicated in the scandal and both may be forced to leave the school. other athletes are among those
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implicated. administrators aren't commenting publicly. we're learning details about the relationship between amanda knox and her former boyfriend. both were freed by an italian court last fall after they had served time for the murder of a roommate. in a new book, raffaele sollecito maintains their innocence but admits their bizarre behavior may have given investigators reason for suspicion. knox is writing her own book about the whole ordeal. a wounded warrior from southern california can now wake up in a brand-new house built especially for him. it's a great story. juan dominguez lost both legs and an arm in afghanistan. his new home was modified to make life a little easier. it has an elevator, toilets that flush themselves. lights and heat controlled by the touch of an ipad. the wounded vet says he's getting a second chance at life. >> the chance to be able to go everywhere inside my house, upstairs, downstairs, every bathroom, every room. it's awesome because it doesn't feel like a prison anymore, like
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my house does currently. it feels like i have the freedom to run around the house. >> actor gary sinise is among those who helped raise money to build that modified home for juan dominguez and others like him. >> they certainly do deserve that. a lockout could be imposed if the nhl players and owners don't agree on a new labor deal by this saturday. there are talks aimed at a settlement today here in new york. as for actual sports highlights, we get those from espn. >> randy scott with your "sportscenter" update. the best pennant race in baseball got better yesterday. the a.l. east, where the yankees came in with a one-game lead on the orioles. they're in boston. taking on the red sox. bottom six. dustin pedroia, taking hiroki kuroda deep. pedroia's 15th of the year. laser show. red sox tied at 3-3. same score, bottom nine. what would the red sox season have been if they had a healthy jacoby el
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jacoby ellsbury? red sox walk off. 4-3, your final. there was ground to be made up for the orioles, in baltimore, taking on the rays. bottom three. it's j.j. hardy, off of matt moore. moore had come in with two earned runs allowed in three career starts against baltimore. gave up two on that swing. hardy had two home runs. bottom five, matt wieters, this one not leaving the yard but still doing damage. plates a pair. orioles win 9-2. they're tied with the yankees atop the a.l. east. world cup qualifying. team usa. a moment of remembrance and silence on 9/11, on the 11th year anniversary. 30th minute. that's danny williams. working the woodwork there. u.s. would hit the post three times in the first half. still scoreless in the second. hercules gomez changes that. hercules! there's another look at it. off the set piece. that's all your scoring. 1-0. usa gets a big win. there is a baseball doubleheader tonight on espn and espn2. on the home network, it's the yankees and red sox.
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and then, on the deuce, it's o's and rays. one more baseball note to pass along. the washington nationals are certainly staying loose on the way to their first-ever postseason berth. >> get a load of this. the team had some fun with their rookies on sunday, making them dress like the u.s. gold medal winning u.s. women's gymnastics team. >> now since that gag, the nats have won two straight. they have blown everyone else away. >> that team beats the mets pretty often. man, oh, man. up next, "the pulse." oprah winfrey and jane fonda in a new movie together. and we have your first look. and a dog with his own guide dog now has a new home. an update on this pair, next. and a dog with a guide dog has a new home. that's next. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections,
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it's about a man who worked at the white house for eight presidents. and miss oprah, even looking great playing older. >> love the gray hair. and look at this shot of jane fonda, as former lady, nancy reagan. pretty good resemblance, right? their politics probably couldn't be more different. >> i think that's pretty accurate. >> yes. finally, a follow-up on a pair of furry friends we introduced you to back in may. >> you may remember tanner, the golden retriever, being led around on a leash by his best friend, blair. tanner was basically blind. and at the time, they were at a kennel, awaiting adoption. >> how cool is that? dozens of families asked to give them a home. and now, tanner and blair are living with their new brother, louie louie. they are living with a family in oklahoma. tanner has had surgery. and the vision is improving a bit. >> everything is improving. once he got a little love from a friend, everything went up, including his spirits. >> a great story. >> kind of parallels the human spirit. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, the uplifting story of aimee copeland.
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next, breaking news the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens has been killed overnight. the latest, including his bay area ties. fire chases more than a dozen from their homes. mike has your forecast. waking up to a lot of cloud cover. sunshine and some of the warmest weather in the looking at today's weather, pop-up showers in florida. thunderstorms from the upper midwest to denver. heavy rain and flooding in the southwest. get your umbrellas out. finally this wednesday morning, one, young woman's undying zest for life just months after losing almost everything.
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>> the grad student who survived that flesh-eating disease that claimed her limbs made her first appearance since her devastating accident. abc's josh elliott was there. >> reporter: one step at a time. this brave 24-year-old turned tragedy into triumph. aimee copeland, making her first public appearance on katie couric's new talk show. do you feel like a miracle? >> i think i do, in a sense. >> reporter: aimee's story begins in may, when the adventurous grad student was zip-lining across a river in georgia. the line snapped. and in the fall, she cut her leg on some rocks. potentially deadly bacteria invaded the wound and almost cost aimee her life. she would undergo 11 surgeries and grueling rehabilitation. what's been the hardest thing to relearn? >> oh, there's so much. i think styling my hair is really complicated. i actually think after i get home, i'm chopping it all off. because it's -- it's one of those things that
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it's not relearning. it's -- just doesn't happen. >> reporter: but self-pity isn't in aimee's vocabulary. do you have "why me" moments? >> not especially. the thought has crossed my mind. but i don't really tend to think along those terms. you know? it could have happened to anyone. i was in the situation. so, you know, this is just how the cookie crumbles. >> reporter: prior to our talk, i had been told what an extraordinary and really happy woman aimee copeland was. and if anything, that was undersold. she is an utter and absolute light of positivity and hope and belief. josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> puts it in perspective. >> she says i love life. that's a beautiful thing. she can do 300 situps. >> an amazing woman. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great wednesday.